Sunday, October 15, 2006

Waiting for Rain

With only three more days as a single farmer, I am here and waiting for rain. Last week I got the rye grass planted (with the help of my Dad) and yesterday I over-seeded with white clover. Tonight and tomorrow we in drought plagued Central Mississippi have a forecasted 100% chance of rain. Right now, we have one of those wonderful high blue sky days that lures you outside with the perfect mid-seventies temperatures and light breeze. Maybe it will rain, tonight, but now it is just as dry as it has been all summer. I will be disappointed if the forecast is wrong. I have worked so hard getting the winter grass seeds sown before today.

I will go out and finish sowing seeds for the winter garden when I get through here. I am planting lettuce, spinach, sugar snap peas, potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, and radishes. I only plant in the raised beds for the winter because they are easier to protect from the few truly cold days.

2 comments:

Frankie said...

It just boggles my mind that you are planting a winter garden now. I think I've lived in the north too long. Our furnace is running, the last of my flowers were killed off at the end of the week, and we're preparing for a long, hard winter.

Enjoy your garden. Enjoy the rain when it comes. Most of all, enjoy those 70-degree days.

I'm thinking it's time to relocate.

wisteria said...

Before you relocate think about the 90 to 100 degree July, August, and sometimes September and June.

Still no rain. I hope I haven't wasted all those seeds.